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Prelinger Archives
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Jul 9, 2010
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eye 6,570
favorite 8
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Singing Wheels has to be one of the central films of the Prelinger Archives. This one has it all -...

Story: Morgan Gibney and James Prindle. Director: H.L. Roberts. Photographer: Orlando Lippert and George Hoover. Music: Edwin E. Ludig. Lyrics: Maurice H. Stoller.
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Singing Wheels has to be one of the central films of the Prelinger Archives. This one has it all -...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Feb 5, 2005
movies
eye 7,536
favorite 23
comment 4
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Story of our Flag Rocks! This copy has definately been used many times over and over in classrooms,...

Follows the evolution of the flag of the United States from the colonial flags to the stars and stripes of today. Shows by animation the development of the western territories into the present states and how this development effected changes in the flag. Narrator: Douglas Hamilton.
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Story of our Flag Rocks! This copy has definately been used many times over and over in classrooms,...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Mar 30, 2016
movies
eye 5,095
favorite 7
comment 8
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This is one of the films I like, a voyage to simpler, trusting times. Having watched some of the...

A short-tempered policeman, played by Victor McLaghlan, acts nice to a new Chevy owner and starts a kindness chain reaction in small town.
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This is one of the films I like, a voyage to simpler, trusting times. Having watched some of the...

Prelinger Archives
Nov 26, 2003
movies
eye 19,955
favorite 26
comment 2

Animated story of man's conquest of the soil through the ages with background of narration and ballads. Starts with prehistoric times and ends in the present, showing how oil-powered machines have banished the threat of famine.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 8,574
favorite 3
comment 3

Micrin Mouthwash TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 29, 2014
movies
eye 3,305
favorite 1
comment 3

Part of the "Americans at Work Series."
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 25, 2003
movies
eye 7,549
favorite 16
comment 2

The story of how oil is brought to the earth's surface and turned into power. Emphasizes the men who work in the oil industry and the significance of oil as a source of power and heat in today's modern world.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 27, 2006
movies
eye 3,409
favorite 0
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 6, 2010
movies
eye 27,957
favorite 20
comment 8

Illustrates a series of psychogenic diseases and attempts to relate them to the infants' relationships with their mothers.
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Aug 25, 2012
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eye 4,979
favorite 5
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Patty Garman carelessly runs onto a crowded highway and is hit by a car. The details of her treatment and recovery are shown. Produced and Photographed by Emily Benton Frith. Commentator: Don McNamara. Sound by Telefilm.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 28, 2010
movies
eye 2,697
favorite 6
comment 4

Made by Ken Smith from Prelinger Archives footage.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 11, 2010
movies
eye 15,901
favorite 21
comment 5

An overall picture of the background, development and technical advances made by the motion picture industry through the years. Includes Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Al Jolson, John Barrymore and others.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 24, 2009
movies
eye 10,522
favorite 1
comment 4

Crest Toothpaste TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 7, 2012
movies
eye 27,159
favorite 14
comment 6

Beech-Nut Baby Food TV Commercial
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Aug 29, 2014
movies
eye 5,715
favorite 7
comment 4

John F. Kennedy and other dignitaries review the second fleet and second marine division in action. Superb material of combat aircraft, battleships, carriers, sailors, marines. President Kennedy (JFK) speaks to audience of Navy personnel. Great color
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 20, 2018
movies
eye 7,305
favorite 12
comment 3

Andy, a little orangutan, conducts a tour through the Bronx Zoo. He visits a series of animals, some familiar and some strange, whose names begin with the different letters of the alphabet. Beginning and ending with a musical background of children.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 20, 2007
movies
eye 4,041
favorite 5
comment 3

Reviews America's march to higher standards of living, greater income for her people and more leisure to enjoy the good things of life. Narrated by Lowell Thomas.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 20, 2008
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eye 3,106
favorite 3
comment 4

Produced for American audiences. Describes how Israel is a democracy just like the United States.
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movies
eye 3,427
favorite 1
comment 1

From Stillman Fires Collection.
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Feb 3, 2006
movies
eye 13,423
favorite 11
comment 3

Traces the development of the diesel from the Otto 'SILENT' gas engine of 1877, through Rudolph Diesel's engine, to the machines that now drive ships, trains, tractors, trucks and cars.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 31, 2004
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eye 2,002
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 10, 2004
movies
eye 1,380
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,444
favorite 1
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 23, 2005
movies
eye 2,654
favorite 6
comment 1

Very detailed film showing the intricacies of tire manufacture. Much hand processing is done, many, many steps.
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Jan 19, 2005
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eye 2,006
favorite 1
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Discusses the problem of capable boys who are lost to engineering because of their misconceptions about the type of work involved. Stresses the importance of high school background, testing and counseling. Narrator: E.R. Buuman.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 20, 2003
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eye 5,449
favorite 7
comment 2

Explores the effects of the advent of the motor car in America and some of the motorist's early problems, including frail, flat tires and frequent breakdowns. Newsreel compilation - original title "Coming of the Auto"
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 11, 2005
movies
eye 5,768
favorite 2
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,689
favorite 3
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 2, 2006
movies
eye 5,158
favorite 11
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Jean's mother plans a surprise party for Jean on her sixth birthday. While Jean and Frank are on an errand, Jean's friends come, hide and surprise her when she gets back. Associate Producers: John W. Barnes and Gordon Weisenborn. In collaboration with Willard Abraham, Ph.D., Roosevelt College. From the Primary Reading series.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
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eye 10,218
favorite 1
comment 2

Fischers Bread Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 3, 2011
movies
eye 141,054
favorite 54
comment 19

A kinescope of the John F Kennedy and Richard M Nixon presidential debate.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 10,054
favorite 12
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 4,841
favorite 2
comment 4

From Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 13, 2008
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eye 2,970
favorite 4
comment 4

Produced and Directed: Byron Roudabush. Photography: John Bessor; Editor: George Merriken; Script: Oeveste Granducci; Voice of George Washington: Raine Bennett
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Prelinger Archives
Nov 2, 2003
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eye 2,972
favorite 6
comment 1

Presents a U. S. Department of Agriculture's consumer meat specialist who gives valuable tips on buying and preparing meat by using the USDA grades of quality.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 25, 2007
movies
eye 6,193
favorite 7
comment 4

Depicts actual construction progress throughout the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System during 1967-68, emphasizing the original and continuing aims of the district--to provide safe, fast, economical and comfortable mass transit, thereby eliminating traffic congestion and preserving the beauty and character of the area.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 1, 2009
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eye 15,949
favorite 2
comment 2

AN EXPLANATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF THE NEW VACUUM GEARSHIFT, AND HOW IT CONTRIBUTES TO COMFORT, EASE OF DRIVING, & SAFETY.
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Prelinger Archives
Mar 16, 2011
movies
eye 57,261
favorite 49
comment 9

Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 23, 2010
movies
eye 11,544
favorite 5
comment 5

Promotional film aimed at car customers. The film focuses on the toughness of Chevrolet cars and the pleasantness and excellent quality of the repair staff at your local dealership.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 25, 2005
movies
eye 19,733
favorite 22
comment 2

Shows the seven glands that regulate human life and growth with emphasis on the pituitary and sex glands. Outlines changes that take place in the bodies of boys and girls.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 23, 2016
movies
eye 16,498
favorite 18
comment 7

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Feb 18, 2012
movies
eye 2,464
favorite 2
comment 3

Shows the work of the United States Customs Service on the Canadian border, on the Mexican border, and in the eastern and western harbors of the United States. Produced and directed by Emily Benton Frith. Narrator: Don McNamara.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 4, 2009
movies
eye 3,220
favorite 4
comment 3

Texaco sales film aimed at Texaco dealers, introducing a new high octane gasoline with the additive "Petrox." Excellent cutaway engine illustrates pistons in use; also good animation of same. Shows advertising in support of product roll-out.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 27, 2015
movies
eye 511,796
favorite 148
comment 8

Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 22, 2005
movies
eye 7,242
favorite 16
comment 2

Excellent color shots of transportation circa 1950 (car, train, and plane) this film deals with the wonders of long-distance telephone communications. US & World Location shots: White Mountains, New Hampshire (Great Stone Face); man makes long distance calls
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 2, 2004
movies
eye 4,175
favorite 20
comment 2

Documantary demonstrating how the formation of a food-buying club by a group of Newark welfare mothers brought about a necessary change in the community. Nice images of African-American neighborhood in Newark.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 3, 2016
movies
eye 45,244
favorite 18
comment 7

Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 7, 2012
movies
eye 12,573
favorite 4
comment 4

Sweeta Sweetener Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 27, 2018
movies
eye 6,378
favorite 12
comment 6

British film that convinces office workers to help fill the need for factory workers.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 8, 2015
movies
eye 126,970
favorite 144
comment 15

Footage from an atomic bomb test - probably Operation Tumbler-Snapper? The same footage also appears in "Operation A-Bomb (1953)".
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 9,705
favorite 5
comment 2

An adolescent girl in a small town tests her democratic heritage when she pretends to be Jewish and encounters prejudice. She explores the problem of antiSemitism by reading her diary at a PTA meeting.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 12, 2003
movies
eye 11,217
favorite 13
comment 3

Visits the Roberson Hereford Ranch in Gunnison, Colorado. Includes scenes of a rodeo, the drive to summer pastures and winter feeding in raging blizzards.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 6, 2014
movies
eye 19,064
favorite 6
comment 7

Television commercial for Scotties Facial tissues.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 15, 2010
movies
eye 2,938
favorite 2
comment 4

Provides a re-enactment in which Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address. Pictures a discussion of the ceremony days later by the president's contemporaries.
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 5, 2003
movies
eye 2,472
favorite 1
comment 1

Newsday was begun in 1940 in Long Island and this film shows the paper's role in the growth of the community and many shots of historical Long Island. It also conveys Newsday's approach to journalism.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 23, 2004
movies
eye 1,882
favorite 4
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 28, 2014
movies
eye 2,449
favorite 1
comment 4

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Nov 1, 2003
movies
eye 2,551
favorite 8
comment 1

Focuses on growth of farming; manufacturing; transportation and how they have contributed to the country's development.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 20, 2010
movies
eye 4,043
favorite 7
comment 3

Newsday was begun in 1940 in Long Island and this film shows the paper's role in the growth of the community and many shots of historical Long Island. It also conveys Newsday's approach to journalism.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 28, 2012
movies
eye 25,317
favorite 11
comment 6

Baggies food wrap commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 10, 2012
movies
eye 16,834
favorite 10
comment 3

Uses narration by a teen-ager to show how a hot-rod club contributes to safe driving through its strict membership rules and restriction of speed runs to 'DRAG STRIPS.'.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 7,587
favorite 0
comment 2

Crest Toothpaste TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 23, 2003
movies
eye 2,588
favorite 3
comment 1

Shows what is done by doctors and quarantine inspectors at harbors, airfields and border stations to prevent the spread of disease by persons entering the United States.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 24, 2009
movies
eye 2,919
favorite 0
comment 4

Dentu-Creme TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 14, 2006
movies
eye 1,912
favorite 3
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Feb 1, 2016
movies
eye 4,281
favorite 11
comment 5

This is a silent print of the film which shows how telephone transmission lines are used to convey network programs to radio stations located in various sections of the country.
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Prelinger Archives
Mar 16, 2014
movies
eye 114,891
favorite 32
comment 10

Explains the reasoning behind attractive and correct tea-table arranging. One of the satellite films that accompanied Let's Give a Tea. See also Arranging a Buffet Supper.
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Prelinger Archives
May 16, 2014
movies
eye 11,353
favorite 19
comment 13

Shows how an 11-year old boy and his brothers share each other's interests and activities. Shows projects such as building a tree house, baking cookies and coloring Easter eggs. Suggests the character-building value of experimenting, creating and doing a job well.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 29, 2010
movies
eye 18,099
favorite 21
comment 3

This is one of the few films that shows the dangers of the white-collar life. Mandated (we can guess) to grab and hold the attention of the tired war worker, this film revels in carelessness, surprise, and pratfalls. FUNNY ACCIDENT SITUATIONS AT WORK!!
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May 19, 2011
movies
eye 14,509
favorite 16
comment 8

A musical short illustrating how Lucky Strike chooses and processes tobacco. Features Frank Sinatra, Kay Kaiser and more.
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 9, 2012
movies
eye 20,610
favorite 51
comment 16

Presents Tom, a 26-year-old who has dropped out and has dropped everything, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin and some things familiar only to obscure chemists in Berkeley.
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Dec 22, 2003
movies
eye 4,859
favorite 14
comment 2

Shows that cities' approaches are marred by billboards and neon signs. Intimates that a demanding citizenry can have these unsightly signs removed.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 9, 2012
movies
eye 3,040
favorite 11
comment 3

Shows that cities' approaches are marred by billboards and neon signs. Intimates that a demanding citizenry can have these unsightly signs removed.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,426
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,673
favorite 5
comment 2

From Stillman Fires Collection.
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Nov 11, 2003
movies
eye 5,220
favorite 16
comment 2

Follows pioneer families along wilderness road to Kentucky. Shows their schools, recreation and everyday tasks, such as weaving, soap-making, cooking, carpentry and candle-making.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 24, 2005
movies
eye 1,529
favorite 0
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Classic TV
Sep 8, 2008
movies
eye 7,621
favorite 4
comment 4

Ozon Hairspray Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 2,030
favorite 2
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 12, 2004
movies
eye 2,172
favorite 4
comment 3

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 24, 2009
movies
eye 7,598
favorite 2
comment 3

Norelco Speedshaver Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 31, 2003
movies
eye 4,900
favorite 17
comment 1

Explains the basic principles of motion pictures and, by animation, shows how sound is recorded on a strip of film.
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May 27, 2007
movies
eye 20,178
favorite 37
comment 5

Mother Goose steps out of the nursery rhyme book and brings to life some of the favorite characters of Mother Goose Land, including Little Miss Muffet, Old Mother Hubbard, Queen of Hearts, and Humpty Dumpty. Animated puppets are used throughout.
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Jan 7, 2012
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eye 8,338
favorite 17
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Young women in wartime jobs. Camera: D. Nichols and F.B. Hyde. Narrator: Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Feb 18, 2008
movies
eye 12,434
favorite 15
comment 3

Mennen Baby Magic TV Commercial
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Jul 21, 2007
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eye 2,570
favorite 5
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About stepping up wartime steel production. Locations of mills across the country are pictured.
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Jun 19, 2012
movies
eye 16,624
favorite 34
comment 7

Provides a trip to the New York World's Fair of 1965, showing the various activities at the fair.
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Apr 9, 2012
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eye 7,627
favorite 19
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Seeks to create in minds of Prudential salesmen a favorable attitude toward prospective insurance buyers. Points out variety of prospect sources & presents five fundamental points of prospecting.
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Jan 7, 2012
movies
eye 8,561
favorite 9
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Shows graphically how one should check his bike for mechanical soundness and how to keep it in good running condition. Pictures a boy and a girl demonstrating the importance of knowing the correct bicycle rules and regulations before riding in traffic and how to ride safely.
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Jan 8, 2012
movies
eye 16,311
favorite 7
comment 6

Gold Medal Flour Commercial
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Dec 26, 2005
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eye 5,761
favorite 6
comment 3

Defines the profit motive and dramatizes the part it has played in the economic development of our country. Stresses the need for continued industrial profits if our economic vitality is to endure.
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Feb 22, 2012
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eye 4,072
favorite 10
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Explains what immunization is and how it is built up either by having a disease or by being inoculated with vaccine. Shows how smallpox vaccine is produced and used and how diphtheria toxins are treated to produce toxoids.
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movies
eye 2,671
favorite 0
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from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Jun 8, 2014
movies
eye 7,445
favorite 20
comment 9

The American tradition of the buffet supper is shown in its simple preparation. A "must" for the homemaker or hostess. One of the satellite films that accompanied Let's Give a Tea. See also Arranging the Tea Table.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 24, 2005
movies
eye 1,124
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Sep 15, 2003
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eye 2,111
favorite 3
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Opens with a shot of an hourglass which leads into a montage of various household appliances and then moves into a discussion of how DuPont "makes life more liveable." The rest of the film tracks the manufacturing of rayon from raw material to finished product.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 6, 2004
movies
eye 2,135
favorite 9
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,298
favorite 1
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 23, 2005
movies
eye 1,721
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Jan 23, 2009
movies
eye 5,163
favorite 16
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About the benefits of fertilizing and putting chemicals made by the Monsanto Company on your lawn and garden.
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